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Onshore Edition 117 – Monday 8 May
Message from the CEO

Stage 1 of our next refurbishment program - the annex - is about to start and years of planning are about to come to fruition.  

Tomorrow members will receive Redevelopment Newsletter #3 with all the latest information about both the annex and clubhouse, in addition to some other projects soon to start.

So look out for it in your inbox and if you don’t receive a copy, please let us know.

Ladies Night Bookings

Booking for the Ladies Night this Friday close midday this Wednesday, 10 May. For catering purposes we can’t accept bookings after this time.

A huge thank you to Robert Oatley Vineyards for again supporting this event not only with product, but with some wonderful lucky door prizes.

Mothers Day

This Sunday, 14 May is Mother’s Day and Blond Catering have a special way for you to spoil your Mum here at the CYCA. Check out the menu and booking information here.  



Chief Executive Officer

Difficult day tests patience at the CYCA Land Rover Winter Series

The strong morning westerly winds made for a crazy day on Sydney Harbour for the Race 2 of the Land Rover Winter Series. The 96 yacht fleet started in a 13-18 knot west south-westerly wind, but the volatile conditions rapidly changed, causing mayhem and congestion around the course.

Tight at the top as The Goat claims the first win in the Land Rover Winter Series

The first pointscore race of the Land Rover Winter Series, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, was greeted with sunny skies and building south, south westerly breeze. The 95 starters on the day jostled for the final placings in each division, where just seconds separated some.

Club News

YSA Winter Squad Applications Open

Applications for 2017 CYCA Youth Sailing Academy winter squads are currently still open.  The YSA staff urges anyone interested in participating in the winter squads to complete their online application forms as positions are filling up fast.  More information about each squad can be found here.


CYCA Members' Yacht Register

Notice to Boat Owners

A reminder that it will soon be time to publish the CYCA Annual Report which will once again include the register of members’ yachts.

If your vessel was listed in the last published report and there have been no changes it will appear again as before.  If your vessel was not included, and you would like it to be, please let us know.

If you have acquired a new vessel or sold your current one, please let us have the appropriate details, so that our Yacht Register is as accurate and up to date as possible.

Please contact the sailing office on 8292 7870 or with the Boat Name, Sail Number, Owner’s Name/s and Design of vessel.


CYCA Ladies Night

Date: Friday 12 May 2017

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

RSVP: Wednesday 10 May - 12:00pm

A perfect night to introduce a new friend to the CYCA

One guest per CYCA member

Complimentary Champagne and Canapes

Lucky door prizes

Supported by Oatley Wines

Click Here to Book

 Associates Ladies Night Photo For FB


CYCA Trivia Night – May

The next Trivia Night is on Wednesday 17 May, from 7:00pm.  

An experienced trivia master has been arranged and there will be general knowledge questions with a few sailing trivia questions as well. This event is free to attend - so organise a group of your friends or crewmembers, or just come along and join in the fun. Please note that table bookings are limited to 10 people.

Menu specials will be available for purchase from the Bistro.

Click Here to RSVP and book a table.


20+ Year Members’ Dinner

Friday 16 June 2017 at 7.00pm

Tickets $80.00pp

Includes welcome drinks, two course meal, tea/coffee and petit fours, beer, wine, sparkling wine and soft drinks

Please be advised you are welcome to extend an invitation to your family, friends and CYCA members who have not yet attained 20 plus year status to form a table.

Bookings and payment by noon on Wednesday 14 June 2017.

Click Here to book.


Call for Breakfast Club Volunteers

The Breakfast Club is in need of more volunteers.  

If you are available Sundays during the Land Rover Winter Series to assist the team please make yourself known.  There is no requirement to be a good cook. Basic chopping, flipping and unpacking skills are all that is needed.  

If you would like to become involved, please contact Niel Burling on E:, or contact CYCA Reception.


Musto Autumn/Winter 2017 Merchandise

The brand new Musto Autumn/Winter 2017 range is now available at the CYCA.

Rug up in great quality men’s and ladies apparel including polos, shirts, knits and rugby jerseys.

Don’t forget to show your CYCA membership card at reception to obtain your 10% discount for any merchandise at the Club.

Also available for purchase through the CYCA Online Shop



Surreal Jewellery and Nots by Heckmann

CYCA members can purchase Nots by Heckmann bracelets through the Surreal Jewellery online shop. A percentage of bracelet sales will go towards the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy. The promotion code for the CYCA is - CYCA2017.

Members will need to include this code at the ‘Apply Coupon’ section on the web page of their cart in order for the sale to be tracked.


2018 Sydney Noumea Race

Following a sojourn of over 20 years, the CYCA is pleased to announce the reintroduction of the Sydney Noumea Race in 2018 - and the Notice of Race is available.  Click here to view.

To enter the race, Click here.


Blond Catering

Bistro last orders will be 8:00pm each day (subject to patron numbers) now that Twilight Sailing has finished.

With the cold weather upon us we have bought out the heaters and have blankets available for bookings in the Rani room and deck.

Stay nice and warm while you enjoy a meal from the menu or the specials list.


Tuesday 9 May

Bistro Special

1kg of Kinkawooka mussels in a white wine and blue cheese sauce with toasted sourdough $30  

Sunday 14 May

Bistro Specials

Enjoy a Bacon & Egg roll with BBQ relish and a regular coffee for $10!

Available until 11.30am

All pizzas on the menu available for $15 between 5pm and 9pm this Sunday

Mother’s Day Lunch – Limited bookings still available!

Spoil Mum this Mother’s Day and enjoy a 3 course menu with shared seafood platter to start, followed by choice of main course and dessert for $65 per person.

Bookings are essential. Please contact the Event Office on 8292 7892 or email

Thursday 25 May

Italian Night in the Bistro


San Daniele prosciutto with Vannella burrata, basil & sourdough $26

Cured meat platter; Wagyu bresaola, San Daniele prosciutto and Sopressa with house pickles & sourdough $36


Potato gnocchi with king prawns, n’duja, peas & sage $28

Porchetta; suckling pig stuffed with rosemary & fennel, served with roasted truss tomatoes, cime di rapa & salsa verde $32


Tiramisu $12

Pistachio & olive oil cake with pistachio gelato & rhubarb compote $15

The Sydney Hobart Bar will also have an Italian wine available by the glass.


2017 Function Room Bookings

Book your next function at the CYCA! We are now taking all enquiries for 2017 bookings for our various function rooms. Whether it be a birthday party, corporate event or Christmas party, we've got the facilities to make it enjoyable.

For function information, contact Liz at Blond Catering via email: or phone (02) 8292 7892.

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Pacific Sailing School at the CYCA

Join us:

Discount for CYCA members on our What’s on – Our Course Calendar


18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw

18:00 to 20:00

Ladies Night

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 3

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – May

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 4

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 5

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 6

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Ladies Day Race 2
Members Badge Draw - Results 4 May

The Jackpot Prize for Thursday 11 May 2017 is $1,200.

Members' Badge Draw, LTPS/16/00855, is conducted in the Coasters Retreat between 6pm - 7pm.

Members drawn on Thursday 4 May, 2017:



5033  -  Gregory Sinclair



3632 - Christos Varvaressoss



4539  - John Gibson



3547 -  Andrew Leslie

No Winner. 

Members must be present at the CYCA clubhouse at the time their number is drawn.     

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